About 10 years ago I took garlic out of my diet for what I thought was forever. I used to think that garlic was my worst enemy.
Long before I had the motivation and determination to permanently remove other inflammatory foods from my diet such as gluten, sugar and dairy, garlic got all the blame. It was a far easier target.
Now, I can’t believe I did that to myself and I wonder how I ever enjoyed food without it. I can tell you now, I ate many a bland meal. And it wasn’t an easy task. It’s is in everything, right? Asking people to leave it out, on my behalf seemed sacrilege. I’m sure I wasn’t a popular dinner guest.
I should point out, it wasn’t just garlic that copped the chop from my grocery list, onion was eliminated too. And, anything onion-esque, like spring onion, salad onion, purple and white. They all caused me grief. I blew up like a balloon until I felt my insides would tear. Cooked was bad enough, raw was impossible.…